Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This is Your Brain on Tapeworms

The Hidden Epidemic Of Tapeworms Living Inside People’s Brains

Posted by JacobSloan on May 16, 2012
k8263-5iA real-life invasion of the body snatchers scenario — tapeworms in your brain are the worst, basically. Via Discovery:
Some fall into comas. Some are paralyzed down one side of their body. Others can’t walk a straight line. Still others come to Nash partially blind, or lose the ability to speak; many fall into violent seizures.
Underneath this panoply of symptoms is the same cause, captured in the MRI scans that Nash takes of his patients’ brains. Each brain contains one or more whitish blobs. You might guess that these are tumors. But Nash knows the blobs are not made of the patient’s own cells. They are tapeworms.
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Bob said...


I just finished breakfast!

texlahoma said...

Bob - I hope it wasn't brains or scrambled eggs.

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